Day 5 Part 2 - A Walk Down Main Street Turns Into a Disneyland History Lesson - That's My Kind of History!
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As I turned down Main Street I snapped a quick pic of a HalloweenTime banner


Main Street was lookin' good




The pumpkins in the windows were cool


Down one of the alleys there was an open upstairs window where you could hear piano lessons going on


And howls from the "painless" dentist - lol


I actually took pics of all of the windows, but I won't bore you with them. It was interesting to google some of the names to see what great works they had done - some amazing people.

My next stop was Disneyland - The First 50 Years. The full exibit wasn't open, but there was still some very cool stuff to look over. First was a great pic of Walt walking through Snow White's castle


Below the picture was a bench ...a very special bench




There was a great model of Snow White's Castle


Next was Inspirations and The Dream Begins:






Then more sketches



And a painting of Disneyland as it looked right after it opened





More sketches


And Disneyland Grows Up




And A Golden Age For Dreamers




Then A New Generation of Dreamers




There was a cool model of Splash Mountain
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Walt and Mickey


Some info about Walt's Apartment


Last image was some pics of Walt's Apartment above the Firehouse - here's the info that went with it:


Next was a full model of the Disneyland park


And the oh so famous quote - still affects me a bit to read it


A copy of the Disneyland Newspaper from opening day


They still had a montage up from Great Moments with Mr Lincoln


Then some great shots of Walt in the park






They were showing a cool video narrated by Steve Martin if I remember correctly. When the video was over it showed a cool screen saver of the castle at night


Next door there we some great paintings on exibit






I walked out and looked across the square and took a quick shot of City Hall


The train station was closed down with the trains getting their yearly maintenance


I turned around and who walked out - Mickey!!!!


I then got in line to get my picture taken in front of the giant Mickey Jack-o-lantern. By then it was starting to get really hot and humid and every moment in the shade was golden.






After my momen in pumpkinland my eyes fixed on something I had seen many times but had never taken the time to explore. Ye Ole Firehouse














I finish up the firehouse, hit some shops, and then on to The Pirate Lair!

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